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Feeding and Management of Livestock During Drought and Scarcity

N V Patil (Editor) B K Mathur (Editor) A K Patel (Editor) M Patidar (Editor) A C Mathur (Editor)

Recurrent droughts in arid semi arid regions of the country leads to feed scarcity situations affecting livestock production Livestock remains a major economic base of farmer when crops are lost in drought. This book attempts to address the issue of management in terms of feeding livestock for production and health in drought period. The chapters included in the book elucidates the management of feeding, feed resources, production and health so as make the livestock production economical. It is hoped that the compilation will prove useful for the researchers, planners and policy makers to understand the causes for the loss of productivity and health of livestock in drier regions and help in devising management plans towards sustenance and improvement of production.

The contributions from the researchers and experts from national Research Institutes, Government organization and Universities working in the dry areas will be useful to all concerned, including the professionals of animal husbandry.

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About the authors

N V Patil

Dr. N V Patil – graduated in 1983 from Nagpur Veterinary College, Nagpur and later obtained M.V.Sc. (Animal Nutrition) degree in 1985 from Post Graduate Institute, PKV, Akola.  He obtained Ph. D. (Animal Nutrition) from NDRI, Karnal in 1993 and received Dr. S K Ranjhan best doctoral thesis award in 1993-95.  He has 23 years experience of Teaching, Research and Research Management in various capacities at College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Sardar Krushinagar, Livestock Research Station, Navsari in Gujarat Agricultural University, Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, Regional Station, Nabha, Patiala and presently he is Head, Division of Animal Sciences and Forage Production and Director (acting) at CAZRI, Jodhpur.  He has contributed, there are more than 198 publications.

B K Mathur

Dr. B K Mathur, B.V.Sc. & A.H. (1980), M.V.Sc., Ph.D. (Animal Nutrition) Principal Scientist, CAZRI, Jodhpur, started his career as Instructor, Veterinary College, Bikaner in 1983, and later served as Asst. Professor, Veterinary College, Gujarat Agricultural University and had practical experience of working in cattle fed industry before joining Agricultural Research Services in 1986.  His major field of work is on utilization of locally available newer feed resources in ruminant ration mineral status of arid livestock and dissemination of feeding and health care technologies to the farmers, for the last twenty six years.  He has worked for international project of ILRI, Ethopia, SDC, Switzerland and ACIAR-CSIRO, Australia, and is widely traveled.  He has contributed more than 200 publications.

A K Patel

Dr. A K Patel – Principle Scientist, CAZRI, did M. Sc. Dairying (Livestock Production and Management) and Ph. D. (Animal Genetics and Breeding) joined Agricultural Research Services in 1990 as scientist at CAZRI, Jodhpur.  His important contributions are in the field of improvement and conservation of livestock.  His expertise is in designing the animal shelters for arid livestock and devising economically viable management system for optimum production in goats.  He has over 100 publications and working for national and international projects.

M Patidar

Dr. M Patidar – Senior Scientist (Agronomy) and joined ARS in 1991 at CAZRI, Jodhpur.  He has developed the silvipasture models for the arid region suitable for rejuvenation and improvement of dryland pastures and CPRs.  He has published 25 research papers in different journals, 20 popular articles, 15 book chapters and 30 symposium abstracts.

A C Mathur

Dr. A C Mathur – B.Sc., B.V.Sc. & A.H. (1977), M. V. Sc. (Veterinary Gynaecology & Reproduction) from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly.  He worked as Assistant Project Officer at Semen Bank (1997 to 1980).  He shifted to NDRI, Karnal to work I the leading RIA & Endocrinology laboratories with specified assay work at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai.  Joined CAZRI at its Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jodhpur in the year 1984 as Training Associate (AH) is managing a modern Demonstration cum Research Unit of Tharparker breed cattle.  He is associated with different research projects on livestock.  He has published more than 90 articles.

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Bibliographic information

Title Feeding and Management of Livestock During Drought and Scarcity
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788172336479
length xv+336p., Tables; Colour Plates; Colour Maps; References; 23cm.